Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support

March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the attacks yesterday in London, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to everyone who expressed their sympathy and support, saying he knows “the people of Bermuda and the United Kingdom stand together in the face of this atrocity.”

“The attacker, who was armed with two knives, injured around 40 people as he mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge before crashing at the railings in front of Parliament,” the Telegraph reports.

“Bursting through the gate to the Palace of Westminster, he stabbed PC Palmer before being shot dead by armed officers.”

“Eight arrests in London and Birmingham followed Wednesday’s attack that left four dead – including the attacker,” the BBC report.

“Those killed by the attacker were PC Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade, who worked at a London college, and a man in his 50s.”

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Governor John Rankin said, “I am grateful to the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition and the many other people in Bermuda who have expressed their sympathy and support following the attack yesterday in London.

“As Prime Minister May has stated, this was an attack on free people everywhere. I know that the people of Bermuda and the United Kingdom stand together in the face of this atrocity.

“Today the flag at Government House will fly at half-mast in respect for those innocent victims who have lost their lives to a cowardly act of terrorism. The values of democracy and freedom which we share, however, will never be defeated by such acts.”

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